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Florida to hold hearings to discuss limits on coral harvests

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 22, 2011 08:00 AM
It is already illegal to collect stony corals and certain cnidarians from Floridian waters. Now Florida may seek to impose limits on the collection of all soft corals.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission plans hearings and a public telephone conference call to discuss placing limits on the harvest of octocorals from Floridian waters.  The state is also planning to extend its regulatory authority into federal waters.

If you'd like to participate in the discussion, here is the schedule for the hearings and conference call:

Monday, May 2

FWC South Regional Office, 8535 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Tuesday, May 3

City of Key Colony Beach, City Hall Building, City Hall Auditorium, Mile Marker 53.5, 600 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach

Thursday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m

The telephone conference call. Contact the FWC at 850-487-0554 for information on how to participate in the call.


Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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